maintenance chemotherapy

maintenance chemotherapy

The administration of a chemotherapeutic regimen on an ongoing basis after managing a cancer in a traditional manner (e.g., with surgery, radiation or conventional chemotherapy).
 
Adverse effects
Neutropaenia, pancytopaenia, nausea, vomiting, myelodysplastic syndrome, peripheral neuropathy. In the long term, secondary malignancies.

maintenance chemotherapy

Oncology The administration of a chemotherapeutic regimen on an ongoing basis after managing the CA in a traditional manner–eg, with surgery, RT, or conventional chemotherapy Adverse effects Neutropenia, pancytopenia, N&V, myelodysplastic syndrome,  peripheral neuropathy. Cf Adjuvant chemotherapy, Consolidation chemotherapy, Induction chemotherapy, Intensification chemotherapy, Salvage chemotherapy. Cf Adjuvant chemotherapy.
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The patient had a lymph node recurrence after 3 months, treated with surgical excision, followed by induction and then 6-month maintenance chemotherapy and was disease free at the 30-month follow-up.
This was followed by 6 months of maintenance chemotherapy for a total of 12 cycles.
She began treatment the day after she was diagnosed and is now on maintenance chemotherapy.
Isabel may require maintenance chemotherapy over the next few years, as well as radiotherapy.
A recent phase III trial (ACT II), which prescribed radiation with no planned treatment gap and compared cisplatin with 5FU, as well as the role of maintenance chemotherapy, reported a 4 - 5% colostomy rate and over 80% overall survival at 3 years.
However, he is now doing well and has his maintenance chemotherapy at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Primary Objective: To compare overall survival (OS) among subjects 60 years of age and older with newly diagnosed ALL who receive Marqibo versus standard vincristine as a component of multi-agent induction, intensification, and maintenance chemotherapy.
The effects of B19 infection have been studied mostly as sporadic cases usually in ALL patients during the course of maintenance chemotherapy causing acute/chronic anaemia, pure red-cell aplasia or pancytopenia (3), and less frequently thrombocytopenia and neutropenia (3-6).
Until now, maintenance chemotherapy has not been proven to be of value for patients with lung cancer and is not a part of the standard of care.
He still faces three years of maintenance chemotherapy.
Cath said: "Joey had to have six months of what the doctors called maintenance chemotherapy and scans on his full body.
SAN DIEGO -- The adoption of maintenance chemotherapy immediately after a patient demonstrates a complete clinical response following surgery and first-line chemotherapy may not always make the most sense for patients with advanced ovarian cancer, results of a retrospective study suggest.

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